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Open markdown file with md extension in Firefox

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as p… (read more)

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as plain text. However, Firefox opens a download prompt. How can I teach Firefox to display the file as text?

Asked by Gorgor 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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upgrade from 74 to 75 the browser won't go to any site. The lovely new big address bar shows up, but that's about it. Other browsers no problem.

So I generally keep Firefox up to date, letting the system manage itself, but this time I have had to disable this update. When I update, either through the automatic u… (read more)

So I generally keep Firefox up to date, letting the system manage itself, but this time I have had to disable this update. When I update, either through the automatic updates, or even from a fresh install of 75 (or beta 76) the browser starts, I see the lovely new address bar, albeit blank, and the browser just hangs right there. I can type in the nifty new bar, but nothing happens, no browsing to a site, no opening configs, nothing.

I have this issue on windows 7, 8 and 10 machines, so it's not an OS issue.

When an update does happen it chews up my profiles too and I have to end up rebuilding those. Only when I go back to 74 does Firefox work again.

I'm at a bit of a loss here.

Asked by Mark C 1 month ago

Answered by philipp 1 month ago

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I can’t open reddit, but all other websites are working well

Within 2 or 3 days I can’t access in the reddit webpage, it doesn’t even load (see Screenshots). Disabling add-ons did not help. It opens normally on Edge and in the mobi… (read more)

Within 2 or 3 days I can’t access in the reddit webpage, it doesn’t even load (see Screenshots). Disabling add-ons did not help. It opens normally on Edge and in the mobile Firefox, and Reddit app. Any other sites work well.

Asked by NyanCat 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

Nameless plugin (Plugin "" crashed) crashes on Amazon music and Crunchyroll

Every time i try to play music on Amazon Music or a video on Crunchyroll, some nameless plugin crashes and i can't stream the media files. If i try to send a report, noth… (read more)

Every time i try to play music on Amazon Music or a video on Crunchyroll, some nameless plugin crashes and i can't stream the media files. If i try to send a report, nothing happens. It's not even listed in about:crashes. The funny thing is, that even if crunchyrolls videos are embedded into another website, the plugin crashes there too. But since it doesn't show a plugin name, i'm not sure what crashes there exactly... I tried to start firefox in safe mode and even reinstalled it, nothing changes, so it can't be my add-ons (i disabled / deinstalled them).

I hope, someone can help me.

I'm german by the way, so my screenshot is in german, too.

Asked by niko.goetze 2 months ago

Last reply by niko.goetze 2 months ago

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Performing TLS Handshake slowdowns

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://… (read more)

Recently Firefox has become nearly unusable. Opening links are *_sluggish_*... They eventually complete but it's annoying - I've switched back to brave for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175357 seems to be the exact same issue however nothing in the thread resolved my problem.

I'd like to stay with Firefox but it's not worth it at this time. :(

Any thoughts/help are much appreciated.

Asked by dovholuk 2 months ago

Answered by dovholuk 2 months ago

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Firefox crashes when I minimize window being presented in Google Meet. How do I fix/prevent this from happening?

Description of the problem is as follows: 1) I start a presentation on Google Meet 2) I choose to present one of my open windows (*not* entire screen) 3) window is being … (read more)

Description of the problem is as follows: 1) I start a presentation on Google Meet 2) I choose to present one of my open windows (*not* entire screen) 3) window is being presented, just fine, 4) If I *minimize* the window being presented, the tab crashes. 5) the problem does not occur if I present the entire screen, rather it has to do with the window being presented becoming minimized.

Win10/drivers/Firefox all up to date - problem persists even in Firefox's Safe Mode.

Asked by DCV 2 months ago

Answered by DCV 1 month ago

I get a blank page on FB when I try to go there on my PC but no problem on my android smart phone

I use fire for browser on my PC and just today when I click on the FB icon it goes to my home page but it is blank. I do not have any problems using FB on my smart phone … (read more)

I use fire for browser on my PC and just today when I click on the FB icon it goes to my home page but it is blank. I do not have any problems using FB on my smart phone

Asked by 8balllee 1 month ago

Last reply by 8balllee 1 month ago

Sync has catched ad-aware and now whenever I sync Im getting it

Hey, I have this weird problem that when ever I log into my sync account and sync firefox I get malware. Opening new window (CTRL+N) puts me into here: http://securedsear… (read more)

Hey, I have this weird problem that when ever I log into my sync account and sync firefox I get malware. Opening new window (CTRL+N) puts me into here: http://securedsearch.lavasoft.com/?pr=vmn&id=webcompa&ent=lvs__webcompa__1_0__ya__ch_WCYID10420_200404__yrff

My homepage is set to duckduckgo and when i open new tab, it works properly.

I deleted all traces of firefox and reinstalled and if i dont log into sync, the malware does not appear (so it's not in my system, it comes with sync)

Any help where can i go to trace down how it comes and how to get rid of it?

Extensions I have installed: Clockwork, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, Lastpass, PKCS11 loader, Token Signing, Vue.js Devtools, Wappalyzer

Best regards, Siim.

Asked by siimkallari 1 month ago

Last reply by siimkallari 1 month ago

client certificate on smartcard leads to SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE

SSL client certificates do not work on Firefox 74.0 64-bit (Windows 10) and smartcards as expected. The smartcard gets accessed via PKCS #11 library. When the client cert… (read more)

SSL client certificates do not work on Firefox 74.0 64-bit (Windows 10) and smartcards as expected. The smartcard gets accessed via PKCS #11 library.

When the client certificate is placed into the software security module, Firefox can send it to the requesting web server and it works as expected.

Once the very same certificate was successfully imported into a smartcard and removed from the software security module, authentication fails in Firefox with "SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE". The nginx web server reports: SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:14094438:SSL routines:ssl3_read_bytes:tlsv1 alert internal error:SSL alert number 80) while SSL handshaking, client: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, server: 0.0.0.0:443

When using Chrome, the same client certificate from the same smartcard gets used and successfully connects to the web server.

Is there a known issue for this? How can this problem be narrowed down? Is there some kind of debug log file to get further information?

Asked by 0xFF 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Crashing and Glitching Images

So Firefox has been behaving quite unusually bad for me as of lately. It has been momentarily freezing/lagging whenever I view 1080 HD Youtube videos, or whenever I view … (read more)

So Firefox has been behaving quite unusually bad for me as of lately. It has been momentarily freezing/lagging whenever I view 1080 HD Youtube videos, or whenever I view a graphics intensive site, or sometimes even random close out a tab. And when whenever I view Images in a tab, after the crash happens, some times the grey background behind said image is ALL black and when I zoom in and zoom out, there is still a zoom in image glitch behind the real image when it's zoomed out.

And now whenever I view a site, namely one that is on a PJJ.cc server... A chatroom which I own seems to be glitching on Firefox and not on any other browser as far as I know. On the side panel, is supposed to have a background JPG which is a brick wallpaper, but it's all black... However, when I either shrink the browser, or switch over to another tab and back to that one, it appears loaded in.

I tried refreshing the browser, that didn't work. I tried uninstalling and doing a clean install... that didn't work either.

Can someone tell me WHAT is exactly going on and if this can be fixed, or if it will be fixed during the next update?

Asked by Yautja_Theide 2 months ago

Last reply by Yautja_Theide 2 months ago

PWA support on Firefox desktop

I have a question regarding PWA support on Firefox desktop. I am not sure how to frame this correctly, but I hope I am able to list the problem statement. Basically, I pl… (read more)

I have a question regarding PWA support on Firefox desktop. I am not sure how to frame this correctly, but I hope I am able to list the problem statement.

Basically, I plan to migrate my existing mobile and desktop website to single PWA based responsive website. Right now, I have mobile website which is a PWA, and a desktop website. Goal is to have a single PWA based responsive website for both mobile and desktop platform. However, I want to make sure the proposed website will work with Firefox desktop. From what I could find Firefox doesn't support option to install PWA as an app with it's own shortcut as it is possible in Chrome. But I want to make sure it supports rest of the features of PWA, and website still works correctly in terms of UI and experience as in case when it is accessed from Chrome browser.

Appreciate a response on this. In case you require more clarity on the problem statement, do let me know.

Asked by SK1010 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

Problems being reported on websites that Firefox can create issues: Use an alternative browser.

Firefox is creating errors with websites in different ways. This government/local council website confirms this as well. https://www.welhat.gov.uk/request-garden-waste-co… (read more)

Firefox is creating errors with websites in different ways.

This government/local council website confirms this as well. https://www.welhat.gov.uk/request-garden-waste-collection

Testing a secure website that is under development and Firefox has created difficulties with the web pages and I am told JSON code.

the problems only happen on Firefox: tested the website on other browsers on same PC and they all work correctly. Website has also been tested on Mac running various browsers. Issues have been on different versions of Firefox 74 and 75 and tested on different PC's. PC's running windows 10.

One simple effect is when landing on a page and need to select a button, the first click on the button and a drop down box briefly appears then closes again. Click again and the drop down box stays on the screen for selection.

The most critical error is that Firefox is loosing data that should be inserted into a form. All other browsers operate correctly. Development have spent a lot of time attempting to overcome the problem but its causing too much delay so there will need to be a warning on the web site to advise not to use Firefox similar to the government statement you can see from the link above.

If anyone has a seen this issue/has a better description then please let me know.

If you want more details and possibly debug information I will see if I can source.

Thanks in advance to anyone who has information.

Asked by pbriscall 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

couldn't load xpcom

I have reinstalled FF a number of times after deleting Mozilla Firefox folder from Program Files Folder. After running the setup 74.0.exe file, FF loads and I use it repe… (read more)

I have reinstalled FF a number of times after deleting Mozilla Firefox folder from Program Files Folder. After running the setup 74.0.exe file, FF loads and I use it repeatedly during the day. Next day the same problem occurs "couldnt load XPCOM". I did add Mozilla Firefox to my Malwarebytes Allow list, but no effect on the problem. Any help is appreciated. Richard rrbryant@mst.edu

Asked by Richard1111 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox doesn't load websites in tabs

Since the new update firefox often doesn't load a website in a tab. I will open a few bookmarks in news tabs and most of the time they don't load. I will open in a new ta… (read more)

Since the new update firefox often doesn't load a website in a tab.

I will open a few bookmarks in news tabs and most of the time they don't load.

I will open in a new tab but the tab won't open the site.

I open my firefox and the saves tabs don't load the websites.

I have to either click in the web address section and press enter and sometimes it loads it but other times sites like twitter never load ...Chrome works find with all websites. Shall I uninstall Firefox?

I have refreshed Firefox and it hasn't fixed the issue. ...it's just the latest update that is super buggy.

Asked by Mikey 1 month ago

Last reply by Mikey 1 month ago